Cry No More

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Linda Howard, where have you been all my life

I am really REALLY late on the LH train, but OMG I am so glad I started reading her <3

This will be gush all over the place, just a warning :)

The writing

"He wasn't carrying a weapon, at least none that she could see. But though his hands were empty, she wasn't reassured, because his eyes were the coldest, most remote eyes she'd ever seen. She was looking into the eyes of a killer, and though she was so frightened she was shaking, there was something mesmerizing about that gaze and she found herself unable to look away."

You can tell this is an old-school writer. I don't want to insult any of the new ones by saying this but it has so much more quality and depth it is unbelievable. I saw it from page one to the last.
The characters are real and uber-dimensional, the story is dark and emotional, overall this is just a brilliant piece of work!
Bravo LH! You made a fan for life here :)

The story

"She felt both relaxed and protected with him, at least from outside forces. Nothing, it seemed, could protect her from him, and tonight she wasn't even certain she wanted to be. Claimed, and mated. She was his, but was he hers And if he was, what in hell did they do about it
"I don't even know what you want," she said fretfully, beginning to lose herself in rising sensation.
"This," he muttered in a dark, rough tone. "You.

I don't want to give too much away because I started the book going in blind, I had absolutely no idea what it was about, NO IDEA!
And I think the impact was huge on me when the story started happening because I didn't see any of it coming!
I'm just gonna give you a tease about it:
She is the head of an organisation that finds lost people.
He is a mysterious assassin.
Circumstances bring them to work together, and neither of them can fight the attraction.

The emotions

"He crouched in front of her, his eyes almost level with hers. "I didn't mean to-I'm sorry." Cautiously he reached out and took her hand, as if making such contact wasn't something he normally did and he wasn't quite sure how to go about it. His fingers were hard and hot, his palm was callused; he cradled her hand in his and stroked his thumb over her knuckles. "Are you okay""

Yes, this deserves a special category because that part of the book was amazing.
There was that sadness involving her from the start, it is a difficult thing to endure and I can't imagine how she felt.
The middle of the book was the romance which was amazing, the sexual attraction between those two just bursting all over :D
But then came the last 20% or so.
OMG my heart just broke.
It broke for her and for him, and the absolutely horrible decision she had to make :(
I wanted to scream at her not to do it, though I understand why, but it just ISN'T FAIR!!!!!!!!!!
Diaz <3 What he did in that last part of the book...
He is the most amazing man ever. EVER!
I will always love him <3

The epilogue

Yes, it deserves a category too.
I was keeping strong throughout the book, I didn't cry though at some parts I really wanted to, but the epilogue broke me.
I am not a fan of crying while reading books I have to admit, and the fact that I still absolutely love this book should tell you something.

"She felt him move as he heaved himself up; then he was propped on his elbow, leaning over her and blocking the sun. "You'd better say no," he murmured, flattening his hand on her stomach. The heat from his palm burned through her wet clothing to her chilled skin; then he slipped his fingertips under the waistband of her jeans and she felt the heat go all the way through her."

I was an idiot not to read this author before, but hey at least I'm starting now :)
This is a HUUUGE rec to everyone who likes suspense books, and ones that love a good emotional kick in the guts! This will deliver it for sure :)

Fueled by an obsession to fill the void in other people’s lives, Milla Edge finds lost children – all the while trying to outrun the brutal emotions stemming from a tragedy in her past. Traveling to a small village in Mexico on a reliable tip, Milla begins to uncover the dire fate of countless children who have disappeared in the labyrinth of a sinister baby-smuggling ring. The key to nailing down the organization may rest with an elusive one-eyed man. As Milla’s search for him intensifies, the mission becomes more treacherous. For the ring is part of something far larger and more dangerous, reaching the highest echelons of power. Racing into peril, Milla suddenly finds herself the hunted – in the crosshairs of an invisible, lethal assassin who aims to silence her permanently.

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